Peter Berg artwork
Scope and Contents
Peter Berg artwork consists of photographs, negatives, etchings, drawing, and painting. Most photographs, negatives, and etchings are of tigers and lions at the zoo. The pencil drawing is a self-portrait of Berg. The painting is an untitled abstract, acrylic on paper.
- Creation: 1972-1976
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Rochester artist Peter Berg (1948-1991) attended RIT and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art and Design in 1973. At the time of his death at age 43, he was an instructor of painting and drawing at MAG's Creative Workshop. The Memorial Art Gallery Finger Lakes Exhibition's Peter Berg Memorial Award was established in his honor when he passed away in 1991. His pastel on paper Portrait of a Sadist, 1984 can be seen in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY.
2.67 Linear Feet (1 Oversize lid box)
Photographs and etchings by RIT student Peter Berg. Berg attended RIT in the 1970s.
Materials are roughly arranged by format.
C.S. North, Shelf 88 and art cubby #12 [1 untitled abstract painting]
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Peter Berg artwork was donated to the RIT Art Collection in 2009 by friends of Berg's parents. Both Berg and his parents are deceased.
Artwork sizes vary: 3 x 5 inches to approximately 24 x 30 inches.
Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in December 2011.
- Berg, Peter (Person)
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- Art collections (Organization)
- Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute -- Students (Organization)
Genre / Form
- Peter Berg artwork
- RIT Art Collection
- Amy Vilz
- 14 December 2011
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